Physiotherapist - B. App Sc. (Physiotherapy) (Hons)
Jessica graduated from Sydney University in 2005 and established Ku-Ring-Gai Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy with David Donkin in 2010. She has a special interest in sports rehabilitation and is currently undertaking Post Graduate Masters qualifications in Sports Physiotherapy. Jessica has worked as a physiotherapist for various sporting teams spanning netball, gymnastics, AFL and soccer, and she has been one the the principal physiotherapists for Ku-Ring-Gai Netball Association for the past 8 years. Her background in high-level competitive swimming brings understanding of the biomechanics specifically involved in this sport as well as the pressures of competing at the elite level. Jessica has a special interest in knee and shoulder injuries, and tendinopathies, and the rehabilitation path in getting patients back to sport post injury. She has integrated rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (RUSI) into her patient assessments, which results in a more patient specific treatment for a range of injuries, with the “core” forming an important component of the rehabilitation process.
Physiotherapist - B. App Sc. (Physiotherapy)
Pymble, Castle Hill
David has over 20 years experience in dealing with the conservative approach to spinal and musculo-skeletal disorders. Over the last 7 years David has incorporated rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (RUSI) assessment and rehabilitation of core abdominal and back musculature into this conservative approach. RUSI allows the therapist to accurately determine the existing contraction sequence of the CORE muscles, then alter that sequence appropriately to achieve normal function, even where previous attempts at CORE exercises has failed to provide symptom resolution. The integration of RUSI into the practice has also meant the more accurate (and speedy) rehabilitation of shoulder, hip and women’s health issues.
Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist
After graduating from Sydney University with a Master of Physiotherapy, Lauren started working in a sports private practice treating a variety of patients. She has experience in sports, post surgical, rehabilitation and paediatrics. Lauren utilises manual therapy techniques for symptom management and return to function. She places a strong emphasis on exercise prescription for long term recovery, drawing from her undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science.
On the sporting field, she has worked with NSW Indoor Netball (ISNSW), NSW State League Netball and various club level sports. She has enjoyed managing athlete injuries on game day for fast and effective return to play.
Lauren has a passion for sport, particularly netball and running, and has recently completed the Sydney City to Surf.
Alex graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Her love for sports naturally directed her straight into musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. Alex has played representative netball for over 12 years, and in her youth competed at state level in swimming and athletics which has provided her with a vast knowledge of different sports and the injuries associated with recreational and elite level sports.
Alex has worked closely with Ku-Ring-Gai netball State Age and Metro League teams, and has been teaching group Pilates classes as well as our Teenage Pilates. She enjoys treating young athletes as well as the more “experienced” athlete, utilising musculoskeletal pre-screenings, acute and ongoing injury management particularly focusing on active recovery and rehabilitation exercises.
Alex has completed additional professional development in the areas of: Sports Physiotherapy Level 1, Dry Needling and SMA Sports Trainer Level 1
Physiotherapist - B. App Sc. (Physiotherapy)
Anja graduated from Sydney University in 1994. She started her career in rehabilitation and then worked in paediatrics before taking a break to raise her own family and spend some time overseas. Over the last 13 years she has worked in paediatrics, rehabilitation as well as post spinal surgery. She has recently transitioned to musculoskeletal physiotherapy which she is loving. She has a particular interest in netball through her children and tennis which she played at a high level until a few years ago. Anja uses manual therapy techniques but also believes in using appropriate exercise prescription and education for the best long term outcome.